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Assistant Merchandise Planners - Menswear

We have two vacancies for Assistant Merchandise Planners, Menswear with a leading life-style brand based in the West Midlands. The Assistant Merchandise Planner is a supporting role to Merch and Senior Merch Planners, providing ongoing support in various aspects of performance analysis, forecasting, planning and general task management

Responsible for:

• Supporting delivering in depth seasonal merchandise analysis to inform merchandise planning strategy.

• Supporting the delivery of weekly trade reviews, helping to provide an appropriate level of analysis to aid good decision making across the team

• Following up on various actions identified in weekly trade meetings

• Having a good understanding of the competitive landscape across regions

• Maintaining the line flows of core products with the goal of maintaining their in-stock status whilst keeping stock cover under control

• Regularly communicate with the Sourcing, Procurement & Logistics teams to ensure the most accurate information is updated such as inbound stock or supplier capacities

• Support and influence the seasonal product selection and forecasting process

• Supporting the weekly and seasonal trade reviews for your categories, assisting in the delivery of relevant analysis, sharing of performance and being reactive in our planning.

• Support preparation and validation of any insights required for key meetings

• Supporting the WSSI planning - actualising data and getting involved with forward forecasting

• Forecasting & planning accuracy - utilisation of all supporting tools and data accuracy in making the correct decisions

• Ongoing stock status of core products

• Balancing stock on hand by size with detailed size analysis and appropriate buy planning

• Data & attribution accuracy of seasonal planning tools, WSSI's, line flows and any other planning documents

Essential Skills:

• Strong numerically with a commercial mindset

• An analytical problem solver

• Intermediate skills in Excel and building PowerPoint Decks

• Clear and concise presentation skills

• Strong communication and organisational skills

• High attention to detail and time management

• Some experience working within an apparel/fashion based merchandising team

• Able to work alone towards your personal objectives, but also as a team towards the larger team objectives

Preferred Skills:

• Confident and compelling presenter of business information

• Advanced excel training or experience

• Experience working in a D2C ecommerce fashion/apparel business

• Prior retail allocation and replenishment experience

Assistant Merchandise Planners - Menswear

West Midlands

Published on 23 Nov 2023

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